A conversation with Doug of Modesto Anarcho, a long-running anarchist rag out of California's Central Valley. The conversation talks about class resistance, anti-police organizing and the social center being run in Modesto, as beyond.http://www.modestoanarcho.org/ Topics: modesto, anarchist, doug, ashevillefm, final straw, california
This week we present another metal show. New tracks from Skagos, Moonlit Wake, Cough and more!The playlist can be found here.The show will stream for a week, starting at 3AM on June 17 at ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music
This week, William speaks to Dave about Jerry Koch. Jerry is a New York Anarchist resisting (for the 2nd time) a GJ in NYC.JerryResists.netAlso, Bursts speaks to Bella about Marie Mason, long term ecological, animal rights, labor and anarchist activist. Marie is also serving a 22 year sentence. Bella also talks about the upcoming day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and Other Longterm Anarchist Prisoners on June 11th.supportmariemason.orgjune11.orgPlaylist can be found... Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, repression, support
This week's show features metal from around the world including new tracks from Subrosa, With The End in Mind, Ellende and more! New spoken content coming up soon! Playlist can be found at: http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/7774 Interview archives of the show can be found at thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org You can contact the hosts for criticisms, critiques, concerns, questions, conundrums, quandries (wait, that's the same as questions, right....damn) by emailing us at thefinalstrawradio(... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music, final straw
An hour of metal in lieu of a talk show. I'm taking a break from talk content for a few weeks and will be back up and running for a stint soon. Meanwhile, enjoy this. The playlist can be found here. Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, metal, music
from AshevilleFM This week's episode of the Final Straw features a conversation on a divisive and spectacular tactic that for many outside of the movement defines what an anarchist is: the black bloc. We speak to a comrade who was present in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin on May Day of 1987 when thousands of autonomous activists (of the Autonomen movement of which our guest was and is a member) and erected burning barricades while physically resisting the state. This date is pointed to by... Topics: ashevillefm, kwtf, kxcf, final straw, germany, kreuzberg, autonomen, anarchism, riot
from AshevilleFM This week on the show we interview Bay Area author Alden Wood about his book "Crime Thought; Theorizing CrimethInc." published in 2012 by Little Black Cart. In this interview we discuss the anarchist publishing project CrimethInc., which has been active and extremely prolific since the early 1990's. It serves as an entry point for many people who are just becoming acquainted with anarchism as a political ideology. We discuss CrimethInc.'s successes and shortcomings as... Topics: kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, anarchism, final straw, crimethinc, alden wood
Birthday messages, banter, blues, jazz, scat, big band, crooning. An hour of some of my favorite music to fall under the genre/movement of "jazz." Come out all ye hep cats, and dig these grooves. Topics: jazz, blues, scat, big band, crooning, bursts, final straw, ashevillefm
(originally posted at http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/09/2011/occupy-wall-street-in-asheville) 200 to 300 bodies occupy the space and sleep on the street right next to Wall Street, financial hub of the east coast. To some, the place symbolizes the living and breathing Sacre Coeur of Capitalism, the highest stage of human global awareness and economy. A system offering to break down monolithic governments and swap them for more democratic ones and to scoop the ingenious and hard... Topics: occupy, wall street, asheville, ashevillefm.org, the final straw, bursts o'goodness
This week's The Final Straw features metal and crust tracks from such projects as Woe, Agrion Splendens, and they eat their own god. Hope y'all enjoy!The playlist can be found here.Streaming at afm from 3AM EST, 6/24/2013, podcasting at radio4all.net (link pending). Topics: bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, ashevillefm, metal, music
from AshevilleFMInterview with Ramona, an anarchist activist in Slovenia and member of the Federation for Anarchist Organizing. She speaks about the uprisings which have been happening in that country since November, 2012 in reaction to widespread political corruption and police surveillance. Among other topics, we touch on the conditions leading up to these ongoing uprisings, a brief history of anarchist organizing in Slovenia, and the upcoming Balkan Anarchist Bookfair, which will take... Topics: ashevillefm, final straw, anarchist, slovenia, maribor, Ljubljana, uprising
This show was based on what information I could garner concerning the Pelican Bay and Corcoran prisoners in CA who had promised hunger strikes concerning a number of concerns. This strike eventually spread to many outside prisons throughout the state and the United States. Topics: ashevillefm, prisoner, resistance, hunger strike, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
This week's show presents an hour of music I was into about 10 years ago: Indie Rock, Emo, Alt-Rock. The show includes some less well-known, Northern California acts like The Wunder Years, Rum Diary and Life in Braille. Enjoy! Archived at ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw through 2-27-12, afterwards at archive.org by searching this show's title. Topics: emo, indie rock, ashevillefm, bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf
A newer take on an older show by the same title. To qoute the older blog: "It gets lonely up here by the broadcast tower, winds howling as the summer turns to winter, skipping autumn (apparently). Let me welcome you into the twilight with some lovely Country, Alt-Country, Outlaw and more. An hour of chaps, boot-scootin' and geetars." Available at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw through 1/29/12, after on www.archive.org by searching the show title. Topics: country, alt-country, outlaw, final straw, bursts, ashevillefm
This week's show features a conversation with one of the editors of the recently released journal of Nihilist Anarchism called Attentat, available from Little Black Cart. We explore some of the history of the term nihilism and some of the philosophical underpinnings to it, as well as what intellectual nihilism today and active nihilism today look like around the world and in the U.S. in particular. The editor speaks about what they think nihilism can bring to anarchism and vice-versa.More... Topics: philosophy, nihilism, anarchism, kwtf, kxcf, ashevillefm, final straw, consequences
This week's show is a short rant on the upcoming Business Improvement District couched in an hour of romantic songs. Why the hell not? Topics: bursts, final straw, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, business improvement district
A few announcements for the upcoming week followed by an hour of anarchic, non-NSBM Black Metal, Dark Ambient and related genres. Live 2-3pm EST, 4/15, then archived for a week at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw Topics: stoner, sludge, post-metal, black, metal, final straw, bursts o'goodness
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/09/2011/an-hour-of-chumbawambas-music-through-the-ages : This hour show features various songs by the almost 30-year-old british anarcho-band, Chumbawamba. Featured songs range from their early punk roots, through their pop stages as well as their folk songs. I hope you enjoy. No tubthumping, please. Topics: chumbawamba, final straw, bursts o'goodness, anarcho-punk, folk, punk Source: Asheville Free Media, ashevillefm.org
A few announcements about planned protests in Asheville around the Westborough Baptist Church's plans to protest the Billy Graham Center (!?) and the vote on Tuesday on the Business Improvement District by city council. The rest of the show is metal. :P Topics: final straw, kxcf, kwtf, bursts o'goodness, bid, metal, ashevillefm
from AshevilleFM Luis Leon was born in Veracruz, Mexico but has been living in the U.S. since the age of 5 with his parents. In 2011, after graduating high school in Marion, NC, Luis self-deported to Mexico because of the high cost of higher education to undocumented immigrants here. In July, he and 8 other immigrants who'd been living in the U.S. attempted to publicly re-enter from Mexico. This week's episode features a conversation with Luis about his experiences in Western NC, moving back to... Topics: luis leon, immigration, north carolina, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw
As part of Free Radical Radio's interview series, Rydra interviews Bursts of Final Straw Radio. They discuss how Final Straw came to be, get a little bit personal, talk about the future of the show and anarchist media in general, talk prisoner support and what that means/looks like, discuss how they deal with socialists pushing newspapers and holding megaphones, and much much more. Final Straw: http://thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org/Free Radical Radio IndieGoGo: ... Topics: anarchist media, anarchy, green anarchy, final straw, ftp, acab
This week's episode features two conversations. The first is with Micah Lee of the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the NSA leaks and what information that came out of it (at the time of this show's airing) was actually new and a general overview of what government surveillance in the U.S. looks like over computers.The second conversation is with the Bay Area-based hacker, Bill Silverfox. Bill works with Hackmeet.org. We spend most of the hour discussing different communication... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, hacker, anarchist, computer, security
Some local and national announcements followed by almost an hour of wicked sludge and doom metal. Check out the playlist at http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/4285 . The show will be available at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw from 3/26-4/1/12 and afterwards downloadable at archive.org by searching the show title. Enjoy! Topics: stoner, sludge, post-metal, black, metal, final straw, bursts o'goodness
This week's show is an interview with Lee and Emily, members of the Seattle Solidarity Network. According to their website (www.seasol.net): "Seattle Solidarity ("SeaSol") is a volunteer network of working people who believe in standing up for our rights. Our goal is to support our fellow workers' strikes and struggles, build solidarity, and organize to deal with specific job, housing, and other problems caused by the greed of the rich and powerful. Join us! Let's fight to... Topics: seasol, seattle, solidarity, boss, landlord, final straw, bursts, direct action, union, iww, ocap
This week William talks with Ed Mead, editor of CA Prison Focus magazine to discuss the results of the hunger and work strikes that swept west coast prisons since July, resulting in one prisoner death and at one point including the participation of 30,000 hunger strikers. The strike, the third over two years, was meant to bring attention to and pressure against the state for it's practices of indefinite detention in solitary confinement without recourse, the silencing of prisoner activists,... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, ed mead, hunger strike, prison, metal, punk, solitary
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/04/2012/get-healthy-for-the-general-strike : For this week's show I've put together a workout mix which i'll present without interruption so that it can be played back with ease. As the May 1st General Strike approaches it's important that those of us participating get into good shape, or keep ourselves toned. I hope that this mix will inspire you to make your own mix and to, if you are able, go running or biking with friends, start regiments of... Topics: general strike, may day, health, final straw, bursts o'goodness, ashevillefm.org, kwtf, kxcf
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/04/2012/communisation-and-its-discontents-an-interview-with-dr-ben-noys: This week's show features a conversation with Dr. Benjamin Noys, editor of a new book entitled "Communisation and its Discontents". Communisation theory evolved out of post-68 ultra-left communism and today is being explored and promoted by authors and journals like Riff-Raff, Theorie Communiste, End Notes, Sic and Tiqqun. This show is a short introduction to the... Topics: noys, communisation, discontents, theorie communiste, end notes, tiqqun, invisible committee, call,...
This week's show will be a conversation with Saro Lynch-Tomason and Kila Donovan, members of the Asheville May Day Choir about music, resistance, history and the upcoming May Day celebrations in Asheville. Saro and Kila are also members of the band, Red Wind. The show features in-studio renditions of some beautiful resistance songs that we'll be hearing this year. The two jamboree shows will be a benefit for Blair Pathways. http://www.blairpathways.com/ http://redwindmusic.com/ Topics: red wind, blair, final straw, labor, bursts, asheville, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, may day,...
This week's show features a conversation with Hannah Dobbz about their new book, Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States. Hannah was also the creator of the documentary "Shelter: A Squatumentary". We talk about squatting in the U.S., homesteading, market values, views on squat resistance in other countries from the U.S. and more. The latter half of the show features a musical selection from the metal and gothy end of the spectrum.... Topics: final straw, ashevillefm, kwtf, kxcf, hannah dobbz, squat, ak press, author, anarchism, property,...
This episode features a conversation with Anarchist philosopher, author and radio host John Zerzan. John has authored six books, including Elements of Refusal, Running on Emptiness and, most recently, Future Primitive Revisited (2012, Feral House). Some of his writings have been recently compiled into Origins: A John Zerzan Reader (2010, FC Press jointly with Black and Green Press). His radio show airs every Tuesday at 7pm EST on 88.1 FM on KWVA radio out of U of O in Eugene, Oregon. This week... Topics: anarchist, anarchy, green, eco, civilization, kwtf, kxcf, ashevillefm.org, bursts, final straw,...
An hourlong conversation with Ben Saari, member of Santa Rosa CopWatch and longtime police accountability activist from the Bay Area. We spoke about the case of Johannes Mehserle, BART cop who was video taped shooting Oscar Grant III in the back by numerous witnesses. The show was not edited for FCC consumption. The playlist features many songs concerning the shooting of Grant. Topics: final straw, oscar grant, ben saari, ashevillefm, copwatch, santa rosa, bart, mehserle, police,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/03/2013/lorenzo-komboa-ervin-memphis-organizes-against-police-and-the-kkkMemphis is heating up! This year will be the first observance of the International Day of Action Against Police Brutality on March 15th, organized in part by Black Autonomy CopWatch. Also, on March 30th, the KKK will be holding a rally against the city's decision to rename the park housing the body of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a confederate General and founder of the KKK. ... Topics: bursts, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, ervin, panther, copwatch, black, autonomy, memphis,...
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/06/2012/occupy-everything-anarchists-in-the-occupy-movement-2009-2011-with-aragorn This week's show features a conversation with Aragorn! Aragorn is an author based out of the Bay Area who is responsible for numerous essays on anarchism, nihilism and indigeneity; was an editor of Anarchy: a Journal of Desire Armed, and currently helps to publish The Anvil Review. More recently, Aragorn hass been working with Ardent Press and edited a compilation... Topics: anarchism, anarchy, aragorn, bursts, final straw, kxcf, kwtf, occupy, little black cart
playlist available here: This week's show features tracks by Tesa from their 2008 album, Heartbeats From The Sky as well as a track from Ash Borer's new album, Cold of Ages. Enjoy! Topics: stoner, sludge, post-metal, black, metal, final straw, bursts, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf
Bursts spent the hour speaking with Martin Ramsey, a wob who's also a member of the Occupy Asheville Anti-Authoritarian Anti-Capitalist Caucus (Anti-Anti). We talk about some of the potentials of the Occupy movement and the place of anarchists, autonomists and other like-minded folks in the Asheville wing of it. Topics: occupy, martin ramsey, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, final straw, anarchist, capitalism, asheville
This hour's show is the product of late night obsession. Some of my favorite instrumental turntablist and mash tracks by some of the greats of Hip Hop (and some who wouldn't fit easily under that flag). I hope you enjoy and, if you haven't already, suggest that you find a copy of the inspirational and informative documentary, Scratch (2002) for AMAZING interviews and original footage of this cultural movement from the eyes of the DJ. What it is. Topics: hiphop, hip-hop, hip, hop, final straw, bursts o'goodness, turntablism, dj, mashup, ashevillefm
This week's show is a conversation with Parks about Stonewall, the cooptation of it's rememberance in the form of Pride marches, the split of the liberation movement into the pride movement and continued radical struggles. Topics: stonewall, queer, lgbtq, pride, gay, new york, compton's, san francisco, final straw, bursts,...
A live conversation with Ryan Conrad, blogger at Against Equality blog and editor of Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage. During the hour we discuss inclusion, mainstreaming, marriage as an institution and the "rights" that come with it. We also discuss the lobbying groups pushing for same-sex marriage.http://www.againstequality.org/stuff/against-equality-queer-critiques-of-gay-marriage/ Topics: ryan conrad, ashevillefm, final straw, anarchism, marriage, gay, lesbian, trans, religion, gender,...
This page features weekly audio-mini-essays by anarchist prisoner Sean Swain, who's currently doing time in Administrative Segregation at Ohio State Prison in Youngstown, Ohio. These segments are free to distribute far and wide, so long as any editing done does justice to Sean's meaning. More on Sean's case and his writings can be found at http://www.seanswain.orgThis audio is included as a weekly segment on The Final Straw Radio.Sean can be written at:Sean Swain #243-205 OSP 878... Topics: sean swain, anarchist, prisoner, ohio state prison, solitary confinement, final straw, ashevillefm
An hour dedicated to music dedicated to a great dreamer of our age... of all ages... An old one, so to speak. You'll hear electronica, orchestra, metallica (only kind of) and children's songs invoking the great Old One who sleeps beneath R'yleh until the time has come for him to wipe all from this world. Cthulhu. A maddening abyss will ensue. Topics: cthulhu, ktulu, lovecraft, bursts, o'goodness, horror, solstice, final straw, asheville, r'yleh, ia
Tonight's show features an interview with Franklin Lopez, director of the the new film, END:CIV. The film is based on four suppositions of Derrick Jensen's 2-volume work, Endgame and features interviews with Mr. Jensen, John Zerzan (author of many books and host of Anarchy Radio) Mr. Lopez also helps produce the show It’s The End Of The World And I Feel Fine Topics: anti-civ, the final straw, bursts o'goodness, submedia, end:civ, it's the end of the world
A redone version of a show from December, 12 2010. From that blog post: "My first show dedicated to the oft-forgotten (except among the ultra-hipsters) and under-appreciated genre/movement called No Wave. Originated in, although not totally limited to, New York in the Late 1970's, No Wave is jumpy, primal, danceable and melodic and atonal and all of these things and more! Enjoy. " Available from The Final Straw from Sept 3-10. Downloadable from archive.org by searching the show title.... Topics: no wave, brian eno, new york, punk, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, bursts, final straw, post-punk
This week's episode features an interview with Peter Gelderloos. Peter is the author of "How Nonviolence Protects the State", "Anarchy Works" and most recently of "The Failure of Nonviolence: From the Arab Spring to Occupy." In this hour Peter discusses the arguments in "The Failure...", surmises the efficacy of nonviolent civil disobedience mass movements since the end of the Cold War, looks at some of the main and most visible supporters of the NVCD... Topics: final straw, gelderloos, ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, anarchism, nonviolence, left bank, occupy
This week's show features a conversation with Katie Burgess of the Trans Youth Support Network about the case of CeCe McDonald. Chrishaun âCeCeâ McDonald is a young African American transgender woman who is charged with two counts of âsecond degree murderâ after an incident that began when she was violently assaulted because of her gender and race. We'll talk about some of the realities of how gender and race are dealt with by police and prisons and critiques of the effectiveness of Hate... Topics: cece, mcdonald, trans, final straw, bursts, o'goodness, afm, ashevillefm, katie burgess, queer,...